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Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1969-08-28

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Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1969-08-28


Topics Live concert


It's A Sin, Hi-Heeled Sneakers, Dark Star > The Eleven jam > Dark
Star


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > CM > Cass > DAT > CDR > EAC > CDR > EAC > CD Wave > SHN (seekable)
Taped by
Transferred by Morgan Evans and Rick Lepley

Notes

Show billed as "Mickey and the Hartbeats".
Bobby and Pigpen were absent.
A wild show! A fair amount of hiss, but otherwise a good SBD recording

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Reviews

Reviewer: Dr.Keith - favoritefavorite - August 28, 2015
Subject: Meh
Doesn't compare to other shows of this era, sound quality ain't great. I almost feel bad giving it a poor review, but I do throw around stars a lot, and visitors should know that this is no gem.
Reviewer: erik65 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2011
Subject: Best version
available at this time by far.

Great jamming. Reminds me of the Garcia/Wales Hooteroll album.

What I heard is that Bobby and Pig were booted from the band temporarily for not showing up at practice.
Reviewer: kapowsin - - April 22, 2009
Subject: Interesting, but...
...it kind of sounds like I put live/dead on my stereo and then started trying to play along with the 500 pound thrift-store organ in my basement...
Reviewer: ashevegas_deadhead - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2008
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If you want to get REALLY technical this is NOT the longest Dark Star ,because , almost 10 minutes of it is The 11 Jam .12/6/73 is the longest Dark Star with no other Jams incorporated into the song(43:27).5/11/72 is about 47 min.s ,but, over 4 min.s is Drums.It sucks that Wales is so high in the mix ....I can handle the hiss ...that kinda comes with shows of this era.I would like to be able to hear everyone clearly .
Reviewer: chinacatsnflwr5 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2007
Subject: Mickey and the Heartbeats
this is probally my favorite Mickey and the Heartbeats show, the hammond ogran player really gives the music a new flavor, the jamming is Bomb to say the least, the Jam>the Eleven Jam is the best part
Reviewer: Little Nemo - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 7, 2005
Subject: interesting but not the Dead
This show is interesting but of course is not the Dead, and really should be billed as 'Mickey Hart and the Hartbeats' or 'Jerry Garceeah and Friends', two names under which this group performed. With Wales high in the mix, they sound more unlike the Dead than previous Hartbeats shows. Wales is a great, funky keyboardist who would have been at home in the JGBand. Unfortunately, the mix in the first half is bad (a good flutist who plays is barely audible), and in fact an AUD of this part would be better.
It improves later, and the highlight of the show is the second jam after Dark Star (really just the last phase of a 48-min DS exploratory jam), which is great, Jerry's nimble playing well counterpointed by Wales' keyboards. Worth streaming.
Reviewer: Susep - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2005
Subject: Jazz is Dead
Just goes to show you that Jer could lift off with anyone. A must have gem!
Reviewer: bigboypeete - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 20, 2005
Subject: i dig it
dude steppin in on organ can play i love the sound just wishh all the damn hiss wasnt there this would be classic, he aint really intrudin i can hear jerry playin just fine, hell put as many players as possible with jerry through a different syle i love it.if the sound was real good this would be a hands down 5 in my opionion
Reviewer: bigboypeete - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 20, 2005
Subject: i dig it
dude steppin in on organ can play i love the sound just wishh all the damn hiss wasnt there this would be classic, he aint really intrudin i can hear jerry playin just fine, hell put as many players as possible with jerry throw a different syle i love it.if the sound was real good this would be a hands down 5 in my opionion
Reviewer: phleshy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2004
Subject: Pure jamming Dead.
No, this is not a great Mickey & the Heartbeats show, but Howard Wales guests on organ and he proves himself very capable with his jazzy runs. No, he doesn't step over the Dead; it's just that he's too high in the mix. You have the recording to blame for that, which by the way is very hissy and muddy. At least it's not an AUD.
But the hour-plus Dark Star is really unique. No 1st or 2nd verses and the jamming wanders far away from the Dark Star theme, but this is a must-listen for fans of jamming Dead.
Reviewer: sunstroke - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 17, 2004
Subject: Its not Tom
Its Howard Wales. TC, Pig, and Weir were not present at this show
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 12, 2004
Subject: it is long, but
i must say...i like the "unusual" organ bars Tom chose to pull at this show,{after listening to this more and more I DO NOT THINK IT IS TOM ON ORGAN---but someone sitting in STEPPING ALL OVER THE DEAD} anbody got any more info on this imposter ????????? but the quality is very poor.....i mean...you can hear the band, butthe hiss is takin over man.....it blows my mind how one night varies so much from another at the SAME VENUE in the same run...oh well....very different dark star.....quality buffs beware though.......but are they playin well......IT IS A 69 SHOW!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: james@atticsofmylife.com - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2004
Subject: Longest Dark Star Ever
The Dark Star at this show was the longest ever
played.
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